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May 28, 2020








Love is in the air

The following restaurants are also offering Valentine’s Day specials, in addition to their regular menus for Thursday, Feb. 14:
• The Airport Diner 2280 Brown Ave., Manchester, 623-5040,
• Alpine Grove 19 S. Depot Road, Hollis, 882-9051,
• Amphora 55 Crystal Ave., Derry, 537-0111,
• Alan’s of Boscawen 133, N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631,
• The Barley House 132 N. Main St., Concord, 228-6363,
• Buckley’s Great Steaks 438 DW Highway, Merrimack, 424-0995,
• Clarks Tavern 40 Nashua St., Milford, 769-3119,
• Coach Stop 176 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 437-2022,
• Cotton 75 Arms St., Manchester, 622-5488,
• Copper Door 15 Leavy Dr., Bedford, 488-2677,
• Cucina Toscana 427 Amherst St., Nashua, 821-7356,
• Firefly American Bistro & Bar 22 Concord St., Manchester, 935-9740,
• Fody’s 9 Clinton St., Nashua, 577-9015,
• Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar 542 Nashua St., Milford, 673-3939,
• Gauchos Brazilian Steak House 62 Lowell St., Manchester, 669-9460,
• Harold Square 226 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 432-7144,
• Hooked Seafood Restaurant 110 Hanover St., Manchester, 606-1189,
• Ignite Bar and Grille 100 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-0064,
• Jocelyn’s Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge 355 South Broadway, Salem, 870-0045,
• The Lakehouse Grille 281 DW Highway, Meredith, 279-5221,
• MT’s Local Kitchen and Wine Bar 212 Main St., Nashua, 595-9334,
• Molly’s Tavern and Restaurant 35 Mont Vernon Road, New Boston, 487-1362,
• O Steaks and Seafood 11 S. Main St., Concord, 856-7925,
• Pasquale’s Italian Ristorante 143 Raymond Road, Candia, 483-5005,
• River Road Tavern 193 S. River Road, Bedford, 935-9906,
• Rouge Grille 860 Elm St., Manchester, 606-2488,
• The Red Blazer 72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101,
• Saffron Bistro 80 Main St., Nashua, 883-2100,
• San Francisco Kitchen 133 Main St., Nashua, 886-8833,
• Stella Blu 70 E. Pearl St., Nashua, 578-5557,
• Surf 207 Main St., Nashua, 595-9293,
• Thousand Crane II 116 W. Pearl St., Nashua, 579-0888,
• Unums 49 East Pearl St., Nashua, 821-6500,
• The Union Street Grill 4 Union St., Milford, 672-418,
• Villa Banca 194 Main St., Nashua, 598-0500,
• Villaggio Ristorante 677 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 627-2424,
• The Way We Cook 1361 Elm St., No. 108, Manchester, 625-5454,

‘Hearty’ specials for Valentine’s Day
Local restaurants offering romantic meals


1/31/2013 - Take in the love on Valentine’s Day with a dinner date at one of these local restaurants offering specials for your evening of romance. All menus and specials are being served on Thursday, Feb. 14, unless otherwise noted, and reservations are recommended.
• Manch Vegas newcomers 11Eleven Bistro (36 Lowell St., Manchester, 644-1180) are offering a special menu with jumbo shrimp cocktail, oysters with an Absolute Citron Minuet, fillet Oscar, herb-butter grilled lobster tails with pea and paragon risotto and, for dessert, a flourless chocolate chambord torte and lemon shortbread tarts.
• Share a pizza with someone you love at 900 Degrees (50 Dow St., Manchester, 641-0900, or check out their special Valentine’s menu, including an appetizer of pan-seared crab cakes in lemon aioli with frizzled capers and candied lemon zest, a pan-seared entree of Statler chicken breast with wild mushrooms, spinach and mascarpone herb gnocchi in a sweet Marsala wine sauce and for dessert, strawberry shortcake.
• Angela’s Pasta & Cheese (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, is offering special Valentine’s Day dinners for two, available in store and on their website. Their gourmet dinners include a complete meal and an optional bottle of wine. Orders must be placed by Monday, Feb. 11, for pick up on Feb. 14. 
• Four courses from The Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, 472-2001, will be served prix fixe for $75 per person. Seating hours for the dining room are between 5 and 9 p.m. and The Tavern and Corks wine bar will also be open throughout the night.
• The Black Forest Café (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, will celebrate Valentine’s Day and the day after. On Feb. 14 and 15, from 4:30-9 p.m., a Valentine’s Day specials menu will include items like Gruyere fondue for two with French bread croutes, fingerling potatoes and roasted cauliflower.
• Special Take and Bake meals from Butter’s Fine Food and Drink (249 Sheep Davis Road, Concord, are available for $80 before Feb. 7. Choose from take-home four-course surf and turf or vegetarian options, each including gourmet sides, salads and a dessert. Call 225-5995 to order.
• Chateau (201 Hanover St., Manchester, 627-2677, will offer a Valentine’s twin fillet, prime rib, baked stuffed shrimp and a seafood medley with scallops, shrimp, fish and lobster.
• Gentleman, dinner at Coliseum (264 N Broadway Salem, 898-1190, will get your date a rose and your meal some live piano accompaniment, if you book from 7 to 10 p.m.
• At all Common Man (25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088; 304 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 429-3463; locations, complimentary flowers and white chocolate will be served along Cupid’s Special Menu for two. Two glasses of champagne, an appetizer, two entrées and a dessert for $39.99.
• A Valentine’s Day package Colby Hill Inn (33 The Oaks St., Henniker, 428-3281, includes a two-night stay, dinner for two, and champagne and truffles from Feb. 14 to 17.  Or visit for the dinner only, $90 prix fixe with a chocolate fondue.
• Dancing Lion Chocolate (917 Elm St., Manchester, 625-4043, is holding an exclusive six-course dinner with six seats available. Cost is $65 per couple, seating at 8 p.m. for a small plates tasting menu, chocolate and live music.
• A dinner for two special at Fratello’s (155 Dow St., Manchester, 624-2022, is being offered in addition to a limited menu.
• Granite Restaurant and Bar at the Centennial (96 Pleasant St., Concord, 227-9000, is offering a three-course, prix fixe menu for $45. Six appetizers, four desserts and six entrees, including cheese and charcuterie, baked stuffed lobster, butternut squash risotto and chocolate dipping sauce.
• The Hanover Street Chophouse (149 Hanover St., Manchester, is offering a four course menu featuring a champagne amuse. Prices start at $175 per couple, and are based on entree selection. Live piano by Vic Paul accompanies; call 644-2467 for reservations.
• Open for 24 hours on Valentine’s Day, How’s Your Onion? (91 West Broadway, Derry, 216-8838, will serve dinners-for-two until they run out. Two eight-ounce cuts of prime rib with au jus, two loaded baked potatoes, two side salads and strawberry shortcake all for $29.95. Meals start at 11:30 a.m.
• There will be Valentine’s Day flowers for ladies at J’s Tavern Under The Bridge (63 Union Square, Milford, to accompany the regular menu and daily specials.
• LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst, is celebrating with wine on the terrace. After serving wine and cocktails, a three-course prix fixe meal of seasonal light bites will follow. Dinner is $65 per person; reserve by calling 672-9898.
• Always open, The Red Arrow Diner (61 Lowell St., Manchester, is serving holiday specials and giving out carnations.
• Italian dinners for two at Red Sauce (33 South Commercial St., Manchester, 232-3487, start up on Tuesday, Feb. 12, and go until Friday, Feb. 15. For $99, get a four-course dinner for two and a bottle of wine.
• Republic (1069 Elm St., Manchester, 666-3723, will offer locally sourced seafood specials.
• Speaker’s Corner Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Hotel (2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, 595-4155, is offering a dinner package to go with an overnight package. The menu features orange braised short ribs, tuna sashimi, toasted cumin hummus, New England seafood stew and a Chocolate Lover’s Buffet for dessert. Available Thursday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 16.
• Sunny’s Table (11 Depot St., Concord, 225-8181, is serving a Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu of three courses with options ranging from $35 to $65.
• Tek Nique (170 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5629, is celebrating beginning Friday, Feb. 8; they’ll be running a four-course prix fixe dinner for $55 per person. Dinners will be served until Feb. 14, in addition to their regular menu.
• Piccola (815 Elm St Manchester, 606-5100, will serve specials including lobster ravioli and veal chop.
• T-Bones (77 Lowell Road, Hudson, 882-6677; 25 S. River Road, Bedford, 641-6100; 39 Crystal Ave., Derry, 434-3200; and Cactus Jacks (782 S. Willow St., Manchester, 627-8600; will have specials including grilled oysters, pork tenderloin, duck confit flatbread, beef tenderloin, scallops and champagne toasts with dessert. 
• Unwine’d (865 Second St., Manchester, 625-9463, will feature whole Maine steamed lobster dinners. One and a half to two pound lobsters with fixings and, for dessert, complimentary chocolate dipped strawberries. The special will be running Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
• A Valentine’s vamp up to the menu at The Yard Seafood and Steakhouse (1211 South Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-3545, includes a colossal pan seared shrimp fra diavolo with brown rice, bell peppers and Spanish onions in a spicy tomato sauce; a crab stuffed fresh Atlantic haddock drizzled with lobster sauce and a herb roasted chicken topped with prosciutto, sage, wild mushrooms, and a madeira sauce. Dessert specials include poached fruit and molten lava cake.

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